"I have a completely fine attitude towards Russians as a people — just like towards the French, the Germans or the Chinese," Zhaglo says. But if the invasion does come, she is ready to take up her gun. "I'm not looking to kill people, I'm just going to defend my home," she says.
"It's certainly not a sign that things are moving in the right direction. It's certainly not a sign that Mr Putin has any intention to de-escalate. And it's certainly not a sign that he is recommitting himself to a diplomatic path forward," Kirby told "Fox News Sunday."
All signs suggest Russia is about to invade: Blinken; Putin and Macron agree on need for a diplomatic solution in eastern Ukraine; Russia plans biggest war in Europe since 1945: British PM Boris Johnson; President Zelensky calls for immediate truce.
Germany and France joined Britain, the Nordics and Baltic states in announcing bans on Russian use of their airspace, a major escalation in a tactic by mostly Nato allies to wage economic war against Putin in retaliation for the invasion.
Earlier Japan also announced it is expelling eight Russian diplomats and trade officials and will phase out imports of Russian coal and oil, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida saying Moscow must be held accountable for "war crimes” in Ukraine.
Biden’s latest proposal — which the White House said was expected to support Ukraine's needs for five months — has more than $20 billion in military assistance for Kyiv and for shoring up defences in nearby countries.
The decree "on retaliatory visa measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of foreign states" was "based on the need to take urgent measures in response," according to the text published by the Kremlin.
Brent crude reached highs of $102.48 a barrel, rising by more than 5 per cent as reports of explosions in Kiev and other major cities in the country.
The court convicted her of smuggling and possessing narcotics, and gave her close to the maximum sentence recommended by prosecutors.